Duration: 90 min.
Writer: Michael Grudsky
Producers: Nina Poschinkski, Markus Kaatsch, DAvid Lindner Leporda
Production company: Zeitgeist Filmproduktion, Filmallee GmbH
Funding: FFF Bayern
Production countries: Germany
THE RETURN tells the story of HELENA and ANDREJ, two Russian Jews from the former Soviet Union who habe been living in Germany for many years. While Helena has been able to integrate well into German society, both professionally and culturally, Andrej, a former practising surgeon, has never really arrived. After the sudden death of his father, he approaches Orthodox Judaism in search of his own roots and comes into conflict with the cosmopolitan Helena and the two children they have together. On the ruins of their „old life“, the characters must finally ask themselves the question of their true identity, yet strive not to lose each other.